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Old 24th April 2008, 16:38   #16
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Do you guys remember that some years ago they even banned the posting of posters on buildings and walls along some roads (or all roads?). That was a very good move too.

Yeah, they banned pissing in public long back too.
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atleast madras is doing something about its skyline and cleanliness. when will kerala learn?
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Yeah, they banned pissing in public long back too.
and that's enforced strictly

The other day I was waiting in my car some distance before the Anna Nagar Z-Block round about signal. There was a traffic jam and a auto driver auto driver cooly came out of his auto and started pissing on the 3 foot median Is this some kind of phobia that they need to do this when they see a wall??
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Is this some kind of phobia that they need to do this when they see a wall??
Naah, he must have been marking his territory/route a la dogs.

@spadival, I would rather the Chennai weather stay this way. See the way B'lore has gone due to its USP of nice weather.
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@spadival, I would rather the Chennai weather stay this way. See the way B'lore has gone due to its USP of nice weather.
And now see the way the weather has gone as well !
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city looks so serene and natural after all those horrible hoardings have gone! I hope they get rid of those huge iron frames as soon as possible. the view of woodlands drive-in from gemini flyover is simply beautiful..... huge clusters of trees!!

i really hope they don't bring back these hoardings in large numbers. an occasional hoarding every once in a while wouldnt hurt though.

asking the CM to do something about the weather???!!! guys cmon! cut the ol'man some slack!!
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There was a traffic jam and a auto driver auto driver cooly came out of his auto and started pissing on the 3 foot median Is this some kind of phobia that they need to do this when they see a wall??

Man, thats a 3 foot median, almost as tall as him & he must have thought that it is a wall.
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Singara Chennai sure looks much better now. Didnt know that there were so many trees in Chennai!!
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But what about those few families who were completely depended on the rental income from these hoardings? I know of some here in Cochin like that and I'm sure there would be many in Madras too.
You're right, speedzak. While we may have opinions on whether the removal of hoardings was good or not, there are certainly many, not few, families and businesses almost wiped out overnight. A friend of mine is into this signboard / billboard / hoarding business and he was talking loss of amounts to the tune of 50 lakhs. He said the printers have lost amounts worth tens of crores - they have all this equipment to print high quality hoarding size posters etc. which has been rendered useless overnight.

According to him, the most affected are the printers and the casual labour who depended on hoardings for a living.

Its very nice of you to have spared a thought for these folks.
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atleast madras is doing something about its skyline and cleanliness. when will kerala learn?
I was thinking about that myself. Hoardings are everywhere in Kerala - not just in cities. The beautiful scenery along the main roads are spoilt by huge hoardings of saree shops and jewelleries. They are there on paddy fields, on compounds of houses, near bridges, everywhere. One cant take a picture without missing a hoarding... I am talking about the main roads in kerala. Maybe a little better in smaller roads. Ah, the obsession with Sarees and Jewellery!

Sorry, back to topic. I will be in Chennai tomorrow and hopefully will be able to spot the difference
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Great to hear some good things being done to make a city look beautiful. I seriously object to people cutting trees in the name of infrastructure too. Hope the CM does something about tat too
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I hope Mumbai BJP members look at this rather than going after cheer leaders -

But can they its mostly political hoardings on streets of Mumbai and sometimes they block the traffic signals too!!! And this to wish these politicians happy birthday or welcome to Mumbai or something like that

Politicians have made life miserable for us Indians!

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While a lot many here feel hoardings are an eyesore, i feel differently.
Too much of anything is bad, but in moderate amounts its fine.
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Hmm, I can see your viewpoint Bennyboy. I know what you are missing in moderation - hoardings like these, na ? All I can say is you are not alone there ... many of us miss the pretty girls on the vinyl hoardings.

OK, ok, don't let wifey know..
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Hmm, I can see your viewpoint Bennyboy. I know what you are missing in moderation - hoardings like these, na ?

OK, ok, don't let wifey know..

I loved the Saravana Stores hoardings with all those beautiful girls in it..

Now most of us will have to settle with staring at the buildings behind the hoardings

EDIT: We may go back to those days when the walls for buildings were used for advertising. This still exists but not very common within the city. Used to see lot of cement co ads in the walls in rural areas.

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